News and blogs

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network, and blogs from members of our community.

Eight things that reminded me of home

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

The UK is a multicultural place which has long attracted people from all over the world, who enrich UK life by bringing their own influences with them to these shores. It is not uncommon to walk around a city and hear multiple languages being spoken around you, or to go somewhere remote in the countryside and still find a […]

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Chevening Debate: Should social media firms be held accountable for harmful content shared on their platforms?

by Parizad Baria, Social Media Ambassador

Debating combines critical thinking, planning, research, strategising and effective presentation skills, while encouraging a healthy questioning attitude. It calls into play the ability to articulate your thoughts while thinking on your feet and keeping your personal emotions in check. This makes it a powerful skill to have in both personal and professional situations, across fields. […]

The war against the Great Stink

by Ekaterina Provornaya, Social Media Ambassador

How Victorians design designed a breakthrough sewage system On 19 March a group of Chevening Scholars travelled to east London to unravel the history of Crossness Pumping Station, one of the oldest of its kind in the UK. A magnificently decorated brick building was the first thing that struck us with its beauty and elaborate […]

Five more lovely sunrises/sunsets I’ve captured in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

The clocks in the UK have now gone forward by an hour which means we are officially in British Summer Time (BST is GMT+1) and that means, an extra hour of glorious sunlight to bask in each day. Yay! With that, we thought it would be good to further celebrate the lovely sunrises/sunsets that scholars […]

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Five things we learnt about the life and works of Shakespeare

by Brian Osweta Otieno, Social Media Ambassador

On Monday, 18 March Chevening Scholars visited Stratford-upon-Avon to learn about the life and works of renowned English writer William Shakespeare. Below are five interesting things we learnt during the trip. Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon 1) Love-life William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway (26) when he was 18, in 1582. It was in the house […]

UK events: April 2019

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

London and the South East The Boat Race Sunday, 7 AprilRiver Thames, London Watch the historic Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, which has taken place annually since 1829. The race is a contest between rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities and takes place on the River Thames in south-west London between Putney and Mortlake.  More information  […]

Five amazing women who you might not have heard about

by Ekaterina Provornaya, Social Media Ambassador

Who shapes knowledge? How can I make the internet a better place? A group of Chevening Scholars delved into these questions during a Wikithon at the Wellcome Library. Led by the Wellcome Collection’s digital editors and a Wikipedia representative,  the session taught us  how to create and edit Wikipedia pages and, what is more, opened […]

Seven lovely sunrises/sunsets I’ve captured in the UK

by Chevening Scholars - Class of 2018,

Yes, it’s true that daylight hours in the UK can vary greatly based on location as well as time of year. They can lead to summer sunrises of 4am and winter sunsets of just after 3pm. One major advantage to this is, of course, the wonderful sunrises and sunsets that can be seen all across […]

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Raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences in Jamaica

by Juleus Ghunta, Chevening Alumnus

Juleus Ghunta is an author, conflict resolution facilitator, and public speaker from Jamaica. As a 2017 Chevening Scholar, he earned an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he was awarded the Social Ambassador Prize for outstanding contribution to the Division of Peace Studies and International Development. His dissertation examined the causes and […]

Tips for dealing with exam pressure

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

If you are currently revising for or taking exams you may be feeling pressured. Here are a few tips to help you get through your exams:  1) Stay healthy, eat well, and exercise! It is vital that you don’t neglect your health during the exam period. You should try to eat a healthy balanced diet. […]